Rangers Roundup: Lafrenière provides good vibes for bonding trip; Wolf Pack announce training camp roster; and more

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Oct 2, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Rangers left wing Alexis Lafreniere (13) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the game winning goal against the Boston Bruins during an overtime period at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Alexis Lafrenière, with a flash of the stick and a flick of the wrist evened the New York Rangers preseason record at 2-2. The happy go lucky young star also sent his team into a long bonding trip to Rhode Island smiling from ear-to-ear.

“We played the right way tonight,” coach Gerard Gallant said after the 4-3 victory. “We’ve got the next three days for our bonding trip and that really helps going into that. The guys are pretty positive about that, so it’ll be fun.”

New York Rangers head for team bonding trip

The Rangers next game is Wednesday, October 6th against the Devils at MSG. Starting today, they are headed to Rhode Island for some golf, archery, and shenanigans in a planned bonding trip.

“[The trip] is huge, especially for the coaching staff,” Gallant said. “We get to meet a lot of the players – you start to get to know them. Also there’s a lot of new players here joining out group, so I think it’s great.”

Ryan Strome, who scored the first goal to get the Rangers going, joked that he was unable to share what the team had planned. He did give a little insight into the upcoming festivities.

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Oct 2, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins goaltender Linus Ullmark (35) looks back into the net after a goal was scored by New York Rangers left wing Alexis Lafrenière (13) during an overtime period at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

“We’re going to go golfing, we’re going to do somethings with guys like archery and stuff like like that,” Strome said. “This is just a great way to have everyone together without the distractions – just get together with the guys and learn about them.”

Strome explained that the difficulties of playing through the pandemic limited them from doing things like team dinners. “This is just a chance to get accustomed to our teammates, learn some new guys, and come together as a team,” he concluded.

Wolf Pack announce training camp roster

The Rangers AHL affiliate, announced their training camp roster yesterday. Also, Mason Geertsen was put on waivers and should be available to them today.

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